CLP 2015: Act now

GUIDANCE NOTE FOR CEPE MEMBERS
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CLP and DPD LABELS AFTER 1 JUNE 2015

On 1 June 2015 the CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 became mandatory for mixtures and the Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC (‘DPD’) was repealed. Mixtures which are placed on the market in the EU/EEA on or after 1 June 2015 must be labelled and packaged according to CLP.

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CLP / GHS:

A new system of classification and labelling for chemicals

A new regulation is changing the way hazards are communicated for chemical products like paints, printing inks and artists’ colours. The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (“CLP”) brings the European Union/European Economic Area into line with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), and in time the old European system will be replaced completely by this worldwide standard.

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